Asphalt requires yearly checkups and preventive maintenance is necessary in order to get the longest life out of your pavement. The cost of maintaining the asphalt parking lot or driveway is much cheaper than replacing it prematurely due to not maintaining it.
We will perform a FREE evaluation of the condition of the asphalt and work with you and your budget to develop the best plan and proposal for your goals and best value for your dollar.
Cracks allow water to penetrate the asphalt accelerating its deterioration.
Asphalt cracks are caused primarily by freeze thaw cycles, moisture, sun, and ground movement. Once moisture penetrates down to the pavement’s subsurface, it softens the asphalt’s subgrade, then freeze/thaw cycles expand the crack. Eventually, the pavement deteriorates around the crack forming potholes, alligator cracking, subsurface failure, among other problems.
Sealing the cracks on a preventative maintenance program, prevents the problem from spreading and help prolong the life of the pavement. Crack sealing is one of the most cost-effective solutions for pavement preservation.
Note: Transition joints, joints between asphalt and concrete are just as important to seal for similar reasons.
How we do it.
Seal independent cracks over ¼ inch wide using a hot rubberized material that meets or exceeds all state and federal specifications
Patching is a temporary fix, it is cost effective, but may only last months or a few years.
Infrared asphalt repairs are a temporary to intermediate pavement solution for asphalt areas that have light damage.
Infrared Patching is also good for minor settlement, surface cracks, bumps, speedbumps, low spots, minor potholes, around manhole covers, and around handicap ramps.
Benefits for Infrared Asphalt Repairs are:
How Infrared Asphalt repairs are performed:
Infrared asphalt patching has its limitations and cannot correct poor subgrades, it may not prevent reflective or previous cracks deeper than 2 inches from reappearing, it is not a good repair for alligator cracking, it will not fix severely damaged areas.
Infrared repairs are also not suggested for areas with less than 2” of asphalt depth.
For these type of repairs, full depth asphalt patching is recommended.
When the asphalt has deteriorated sufficiently enough that the above maintenance options are no longer advisable , it is now time to perform full-depth replacement. This is the most extensive form of repair process and involves usually going down 6″ (sometimes with subgrade repair) and then installing new asphalt.
Seal coating your asphalt pavement slows the deterioration of the asphalt by protecting it against the elements. Water and Sunlight both damage asphalt if not properly maintained.
Benefits of Sealcoating